“Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them?” (Luke 18:17)

Here I am, Lord, ready to leave in a few minutes for Confession and Mass. Please keep me close to you and remind me of my failures and your mercy, that I may discern your will for me and how to attune myself to it.

In today’s parable, you tell us of the importance of asking persistently for what we need. You are not the dishonest judge who gave in to constant pressure, but rather our loving Father. You will not grow impatient nor weary of our petitions. You already know our needs, and yet you want to hear them, and, wise parent that you are, you will grant what is best for us. Still, you delight in hearing us, even when we might think we are nagging.

Let us call to you at all times, trusting not merely in your justice, but most of all in your loving mercy. You will not delay. Only you know the acceptable time.

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